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Back for Good
Bible Ref: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1

Each of the following sketches (scenes) can be used to form the basis for a complete act of worship or used as individual scenes on separate occasions. Each scene will require a narrator to read the linking text as well as the characters in the scene itself.

List of scenes:
The Resurrection
The Women Come to the Tomb
Peter and John Come Running
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The Disciples Refuse to Believe
The Chief Priests Concoct a Cover Story
The Emmaus Road
Back to Jerusalem
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Thomas Doubts
Thomas and Jesus
Thomas States His Case
Jesus Appears to Seven Fisherman – Breakfast on the Beach
Jesus Reinstates Peter
The Ascension – Jesus Returns to Heaven
Peter's Call
The Day of Pentecost
Peter's Sermon

Peter’s Sermon (Short Sketch)
Peter: In the scriptures the prophet Joel saw this day and said this – ‘In the last days I will pour out my spirit on everyone, says God, sons and daughters will prophecy, the young will see visions, the old will dream dreams. There will be signs in the heavens and wonders on the earth. My power will be unleashed upon the world and the humble, the lost the broken and the poor will be swept up in it.’ That prophecy is revealed to you today. Who are we? Nobody - just bumbling people from Galilee. Do we have the strength to do what we’re doing now? Of course not, until five minutes ago we were cowering in a back room. I was thinking about going back to my old life, back to fishing. And my friends here were worried sick about the authorities. Not now! Now God is at work. Look! Every one of us cowards is out here proclaiming to you what we saw and heard, that Jesus of Nazareth – who the people here tortured and crucified - is not dead – but is alive. We saw him; we heard him and we watched him ascend to heaven. This was all God’s plan. His death seemed a disaster – but not any more. It was actually the masterplan. If he had not died he would not have been raised, and if he had not been raised we would not be here now telling you to turn back to God. Forget yourselves; leave your lives of rebellion and selfishness. Look to Jesus and live for God. Repent of your sins and be baptised and saved today. Anyone can do it – I should know. I deserted him, I denied that I ever knew him; I turned my back on God and tried to run away. Yet Jesus forgave me – more than that – he gave me a job to do. He trusted me again, and he will trust you – if you will just trust him. He believes in you – so please – believe in him.



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